Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

Australia's education system nearly the most unequal in the developed world

Australia's education system nearly the most unequal in the developed world

15 November 2018

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 15 Nov 2018.  Australia prides itself on its egalitarian ethos, but it is a myth in education. We have one of the most segregated school...more»

Dealing with school anxiety:  powerful things adults can do

Dealing with school anxiety: powerful things adults can do

14 November 2018

heysigmund.com, 13 Nov 2018.  Anxious kids are brave kids. They are creative, thoughtful and have the potential to light the world on fire... When anxiety takes hold though, it's overwhelming....more»

The price we pay for decades of school funding based on religion

The price we pay for decades of school funding based on religion

14 November 2018

Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Nov 2018.  The coalition government has failed to implement Gonski reforms, which proposed needs-based, sector-blind funding of schools.  Read the article here...more»

Learning music early can make your child a better reader

Learning music early can make your child a better reader

10 November 2018

Anita Collins and Misty Adoniou, The Conversation, 8 Nov 2018.  Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition.  Read the article here...more»

What are 'decodable readers' and do they work?

What are 'decodable readers' and do they work?

4 November 2018

The Conversation, 1 Nov 2018.  The Australian Curriculum defines decoding as 'A process of working out the meaning of words in a text. In decoding, readers draw on contextual, vocabulary,...more»

Massive gaps in teacher resources between disadvantaged and advantaged schools

Massive gaps in teacher resources between disadvantaged and advantaged schools

26 October 2018

Trevor Cobbold, saveourschools.com.au, 23 Oct 2018.  Australia allocates more and better teacher resources to socio-economically advantaged schools than to disadvantaged schools. The mis-allocation ranks alongside the worst in the OECD.  Read...more»